1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. Hitchcock Center in Amherst awarded grant to teach new program in energy literacy

      Hitchcock Center in Amherst awarded grant to teach new program in energy literacy

      The Energy Literacy Project will introduce 20 teachers and 450 children to “new approaches to scientific learning to observation, inference and verification that will reinvigorate a child’s natural curiosity in the scientific world,” according to a press release. Hitchcock Executive Director Julie Johnson said, “This is really a timely new curriculum.” The children will learn and then help spread their knowledge to their families, she said.

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    2. Elms College dedicates new lab building

      Elms College dedicates new lab building

      Elms College is getting ready to open their new Center for Natural and Health Sciences. The 22,000 square foot building has a research laboratory, multiple lecture halls and several other labs for biology, chemistry and nursing students.

      School officials told 22News the new facility will better prepare their students for careers in nursing, science and computer information technology.

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    3. Breast cancer researcher D. Joseph Jerry: Targeting DNA repair and cells | masslive.com

      Breast cancer researcher D. Joseph Jerry: Targeting DNA repair and cells | masslive.com

      This renews scientists and clinicians in their efforts to find strategies to prevent and treat breast cancer, even when one finds the path difficult. The combined efforts of advocates and researchers have resulted in well-developed tools and resources that make breast cancer a model for understanding many other cancers.  It also represents the opportunities that are possible when the patient community is an active part of research, energizing and guiding priorities. The Advocacy Council, that is part of the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, plays a pivotal role fostering innovative research here in Western Massachusetts.

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    4. Microtest develops zebrafish test

      Microtest develops zebrafish test

      A new test that utilizes zebrafish embryos to screen plastics, composites and polymers for toxicity in medical device manufacturing developed by Microtest Laboratories will be featured at AMI’s Medical Grade Polymer 2013 technical conference in September.  “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires testing to assess medical device toxicology and describes which situations may trigger the need for manufacturers to repeat testing or undertake new programs. The dynamics of such testing are rapidly evolving,” according to a news release from Steven Richter, Ph.D., president and scientific director of Microtest Laboratories and a former FDA official.

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    5. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      On June 6, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced two
      grants made by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to the University of
      Massachusetts (“UMass”) and Baystate Health that total over $100 million.

      The UMass grant will fit out a new science building with
      three research centers:

      • Personalized Health Monitoring, focused on
        developing nanotechnology and large dataset management to improve health care
        through low-cost, wearable, wireless sensors that analyze patient data
        continuously in real time. Biomanufacturing firms, medical device makers, big
        data analysts and other health care industry partners will produce prototypes,
        test them and assess manufacturing feasibility.
      • Bioactive Delivery, focused on ...
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    6. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center grants available | masslive.com

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center grants available | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the quasi-public agency tasked with implementing the state’s 10-year, $1-billion Life Sciences Initiative, is accepting applications for the 2013 Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program.  All applications are due by noon on Oct. 24 and can be submitted online via the agency's website, masslifesciences.com.

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    7. Western New England University professor Michael Rust honored for biomedical engineering teaching

      Western New England University professor Michael Rust honored for biomedical engineering teaching

      Michael Rust, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Western New England University, was recently awarded the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award from the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. The award recognizes excellence in biomedical engineering educators in their first five years of teaching.

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    8. Investments in a Promising Future | BusinessWest

      Investments in a Promising Future | BusinessWest

      The awards — $95 million to UMass Amherst and $5.5 million to the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute in Springfield — are part of a $1 billion, 10-year investment on the part of the state designed to stimulate growth of its life-sciences supercluster, considered the largest in the country.  When asked what this latest investment would mean for the Western Mass. region and the state as a whole, Susan Windham-Bannister, president and CEO of the MLSC, said simply, “drive economic development and job creation.”

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    9. Big-data crunching hits the fast lane in Holyoke - Boston Globe

      Cloud computing is available through commercial vendors such as Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc, but using them can be both costly and too slow. Just getting Big Data to computing clusters powerful enough to analyze it can be an elaborate ordeal that can take days. The size of such files can easily overwhelm the computer networks and Internet connections of most small companies, and there are bottlenecks and traffic jams along the way that further slow down delivery.

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    10. Life Sciences Intern Challenge Leads to Significant Discoveries

      Life Sciences Intern Challenge Leads to Significant Discoveries

      The MLSC’s Internship Challenge enables life sciences companies of 100 or fewer employees in Massachusetts, or 250 or fewer worldwide, to identify and hire interns interested in developing their careers in the life sciences industry. The MLSC maintains an online portal to help companies find qualified interns, and reimburses companies for their interns’ salaries, up to $7,200 per intern. Larger life sciences companies may source interns through the MLSC’s online portal, but are not eligible for reimbursement.

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    11. Editorial: UMass on the brink of life sciences discoveries | masslive.com

      Editorial: UMass on the brink of life sciences discoveries | masslive.com

      The University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s efforts to join the big leagues of research institutions got a supercharge last week in the form of a $95 million state grant that will be used to advance life sciences projects in the Pioneer Valley. UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said receipt of the grant – the largest amount to date under Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s $1 billion life sciences initiative signed into law in 2008 – will make UMass-Amherst’s research profile more prominent, help it attract students and faculty and “make it a center of industry collaboration and technology transfer.”

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    12. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Funds Two Grants for Western Mass

      Yesterday, Governor Deval Patrick and other luminaries announced that the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (“MLSC”) will fund a $95 Million project at UMass and a $5.5 Million project at Baystate Health. Although ten speakers weighed in on this yesterday at the press conference, none told the beginning of the story.

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    13. UMass to get $95 million for life sciences building seen as an economic engine ... - MassLive.com

      UMass to get $95 million for life sciences building seen as an economic engine ... - MassLive.com

      Gov. Deval L Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Thursday awarded $100 million to life science capital projects including $95 million to the University of Massachusetts to outfit half of the new $157 million life sciences building. Three new centers will be created in that building and will lead to myriad jobs, said Susan Windham-Bannister, the president and COE of the life sciences center.

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    14. Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $100 million in grants for life sciences during visit to Western Massachusetts

      Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $100 million in grants for life sciences during visit to Western Massachusetts

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick plans to announce more than $100 million in grants for life-sciences-related capital projects in the Pioneer Valley at a press conference at the University of Massachusetts Thursday. Through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Massachusetts is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state’s life sciences industry, his office announced in a prepared statement.

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    15. Holyoke Community College to toast distinguished alumni Steven Richter and Michael Kane

      Holyoke Community College to toast distinguished alumni Steven Richter and Michael Kane

      Honorees will be Steven G. Richter, president and CEO of Microtest Labs in Agawam, and Michael F. Kane, former state representative and now director of government relations for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.

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    16. Mass. groups emphasize international collaboration with new programs - Boston Business Journal

      Mass. groups emphasize international collaboration with new programs - Boston Business Journal

      From the floor of the 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) said Monday it was launching a new International Collaborative Industry Program (ICIP) to enable the group to partner with other nations to award funding to support R&D in Massachusetts and in the partnering nations. The international program will promote collaboration between life sciences companies and to increase the development of new products for commercialization.

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    17. Springfield Central High School's $32 million science lab construction project set to begin this summer

      Springfield Central High School's $32 million science lab construction project set to begin this summer

      A $32 million science lab project is slated to begin this summer at Central High School as approved by the City Council and is expected to be completed within two years.  The council voted unanimously to approve the project this week, with the Massachusetts School Building Authority previously agreeing to reimburse up to $25.6 million – 80 percent – of eligible costs, officials said.

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    18. The EDC on the Road

      The EDC on the Road

      EDC Senior VP Mike Graney will represent western
      Massachusetts at several conferences and trade shows during 2013. Please
      contact Mike at 413-755-1300 or m.graney@westernmassedc.com
      if you want to discuss our Shared Service Center initiative, international
      business development opportunities or any other interest in western
      Massachusetts. Of course, we are always pleased to host companies and consultants
      in Springfield, too.

      April 14-16                 Consultants Forum FDI               St. Louis

      April 22-25               BIO International Convention     Chicago

      May 13-15                  Plastics in Medical Devices        Boston (Waltham)

      June 17-21                 Paris Air Show

      September 23-26    Adva Med                                     Washington

      November 20-22     Medica                                          Düsseldorf

      December 2-4 ...

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    19. Editorial: State grants offer seeds for future development

      Editorial: State grants offer seeds for future development

      Much of the funding will go to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, as part of a $1 billion investment over 10 years in the state’s life sciences industry. The grants also include $3.8 million to Holyoke Community College for the creation of a Center for Life Sciences there. That space will be devoted to training a new generation of workers for the pharmaceutical, and medical devices industry and the emerging field of bio-infomatics.

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    20. Mary Walachy of Davis Foundation, Cheryl Stanley of Westfield State named to Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care

      Mary Walachy of Davis Foundation, Cheryl Stanley of Westfield State named to Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care

      Mary E. Walachy, the executive director of the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, was appointed in November to the 11-member board which sets policies and oversees spending for the state Department of Early Education and Care.

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